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Bromus kalmii

Also called Arctic Brome


 Suitable Substitutions for Bromus kalmii

Hystrix patula

Hystrix patula

Bottlebrush Grass

 

More About Bromus kalmii

  • Clumps of dark green stems holding either arching leaves or seeds
  • Seed stems produce silvery pendulous seeds late spring
  • Bloom Time: June to August
  • Flower Height: 80 cm
  • Foliage Height: 30 cm
  • Grass Type: Cool Season

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Cool Season Grasses: These grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and start again when temperatures start to cool in the fall. During the warmer summer months, they stop growing and some will even go dormant. Cool season grasses flower in the spring or early summer. Most cool season grasses grow best in a consistently moist soil.

Zone:

5

Height:

30-80 cm

Spread:

40-60 cm

Colour:

Burgundy
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Prairie Brome Growing and Maintenance Tips

Prairie brome grows best in full sun, in a moist to dry soil, tolerating higher than average pH. It is easy to grow, but sometimes short-lived. Prune down to the ground in late winter.


Bromus kalmii Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Gray
Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Border/edging
Woodland/woods edge